Well we made it out of New York City alive, folks. While we were there shopping for spring 2017, a bomber decided he wanted to be super uncool and place an explosive three blocks away from our hotel in Chelsea. I will say that even though there were 1000 extra police officers on duty, New Yorkers were mostly not phased by this attack. There was no fear but only kindness as they delivered coffee and kind words to officers working overtime. We managed to stay on task despite all the taxi adventures, dumplings, and late nights.
Bri decided to wear her "Sex Drugs & Rock n Roll" Bandit tee, which may not have been the best choice going through security.
I had never eaten Chinese dim sum, which is one of Bri's favorite foods, so she picked a LEGIT restaurant in Chinatown for us to eat for dinner. Nom Wah Tea Parlor has been open since the 1920s and serves any kind of dumpling you can imagine for $4 a plate. Yassss!
We did some boutique scouting and found this adorable jewelry store, Erica Weiner, located in Soho. Look at those amazing pocket knives and that zebra wallpaper! Drool...
Day 2 of the market meant spring shoe shopping with Free People. Bri fell in love with these python booties. Stay tuned for new clogs coming this way!
After work, we hit up one of NYC's oldest dive bars, The Holiday Cocktail Lounge. It started in the 1920s as a beauty parlor, turned into a burlesque bar in the 30's and in the 1950s became the Holiday. This burlesque mural from the origin of the establishment was uncovered during renovations under the wood paneling. No shortage of character and retro flare here!
Lots of cute street cafes in SoHo meant lots of people watching and champage drinkin'. Oh NYC how I love you so!
Here's a video of our shenanigans in NYC...